Nick Wagen / For You

As a 20-year-old from Northwest Indiana, Nick Wagen has the most enticing Indie/Bedroom Pop sound I have ever heard. It was actually this time last year that I scrolled through TikTok aimlessly (as I do every day) and found him promoting his first single, “Girl, You’re Pretty.” I immediately went to Spotify after hearing the brief 15-second clip and was instantly hooked. I like to take pride in saying I have been a fan since the beginning.

When Wagen started producing music in high school, he never knew it would turn into what he was most passionate about. He fell in love with the tones of distorted guitars and synths a few years back that helped create his individualistic sound. With inspiration stemming from other independent artists, he is motivated to constantly improve and create more music and experiences to share with the world.

Wagen’s latest single, “For You,” was released back in December of 2020. It is something straight out of the soundtrack to a cinematic Indie film, like a Perks of Being a Wallflower tunnel scene type beat. It never gets old.

While balancing being a student at Columbia College in Chicago, Wagen is currently brainstorming ideas and working on an EP for the future. He has also made a goal to start producing his own music videos as he makes his way into 2021.

I cannot say enough good things about Nick Wagen, and I can’t wait to see where this new year takes him. It is only a matter of time until the music industry recognizes the talent and creativity that Nick Wagen carries.


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